1989 Porsche 911 Speedster with 3,513 Miles

It feels like it’s been a while since I posted a 911 Speedster for sale and this one seems interesting enough to bring to everyone’s attention. At least I think it’s an interesting one. The mileage is very low, but that really isn’t a peculiar thing among Speedsters. It seems like we’re more likely to come across an example like this with a mere 3,514 miles on it than one which actually has been driven. What I am more interested in here is the color. It’s Dark Blue, which is one of the more rare colors we’ve seen. The only problem is that it’s near impossible to tell if that’s actually its color. I’m pretty sure it is. The pictures taken close up do look somewhat blue. Very dark blue. So dark that in most of the pictures it looks black!

Red, white, and black were the dominant colors for the 911 Speedster so I’m always interested in those that are in most any other color. This one fits that bill even if the difference is extremely subtle.

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Year: 1989
Model: 911 Speedster
VIN: WP0EB0914KS173586
Engine: 3.2 liter flat-6
Transmission: 5-speed manual
Mileage: 3,514 mi
Price: Reserve Auction ($289,000 Buy It Now)

Beautiful Speedster! Very unusual color Dark Blue non-metallic. Only 3,514 miles. impeccable

Of course, part of the reason this Speedster looks nearly black is because Dark Blue was a non-metallic color. There’s no sparkle under the light to really help us see that blue tint. I don’t know that I have ever seen the color in person so I’m curious just how close to black it looks. Either way, I can’t recall seeing it on another Speedster. I am a big fan of the black and tan combination on any sports car and with dark blue rather than black the combination works just as well. It might actually work better. We aren’t provided the necessary documentation to verify its originality, but hopefully a CoA or build sheet will be present and the correct stickers in place. At this asking price, everything is going to have to be perfect.

While I do think this price is very high there is precedent for such a price. When Seinfeld auctioned a number of his cars at the Gooding and Co. Amelia Island Auctions in 2016 a Speedster was one of the cars up for auction. It had 3,800 miles so it was quite similar to this one. It was white over black and generally looked great. It did sell for $363K. I’m sure the Seinfeld name carried a bit of weight with that sale and even though I think this Dark Blue example looks in great shape, the Seinfeld car was basically flawless. That doesn’t necessarily imply too much with regard to this auction, but Speedsters have been very expensive for quite a while and generally I’m unsurprised when I see these prices. Is it what I’d get if I had $300K to spend on a Porsche? Probably not, but the Speedster has such great historical value for the Porsche name itself that serious collectors must take notice. With its rare color this one makes for a particularly interesting example.

-Rob

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3 Comments

  1. While I like the color combo – I think that (at least in pictures), the beautiful lines of the car get lost with such a dark color.

  2. these cars are so over rated….prices are absurd

  3. Agree with Son of Stig and I’ve mentioned it here several times: I just do not understand the appeal of Speedsters. The proportions are way off so the cars look ugly (to me). Not only that, where are the performance upgrades to warrant such a premium.

    Rarity does not a market make….to me.

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